Francia Russell Center in Way of Revised Sound Transit Route
Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:45 PM
According to the article, the two identified solutions mean either the demolition of the building, which PNB prefers, or a set of modifications to the existing building.
I hope the company either gets the option they want or Sound Transit finds a reason to re-revise the routing. The Francia Russell Center reaches a population for whom it would be impractical to commute to Seattle, and at least two PNB dancers have come through the ranks to join the company.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:58 PM
Fiddlesticks -- it's a lovely facility, and as Helene points out, a big advantage to families living in the more suburban Eastside.
Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:51 PM
If they have the same experience negotiating with Sound Transit that merchants in my neighborhood did when they were acquiring land for a light-rail station, it will be difficult to get enough compensation to relocate.
Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:11 AM
Hopefully, as one of the major arts institutions in the area, they will have strong political backing in their negotiations.
Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:57 AM
Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:47 AM
They will have to work hard to replace this facility -- it was custom designed for the school, and is as functional as it is lovely. (not something you always get in dance studios!)
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